H is for one Happy Falconer

In response to my remorseless adoration of H is for Hawk, my own H treated me to a falconry experience at the Rare Breeds Centre near Ashford in Kent. I will say very little about it except for (a) it was awesome, (b) I now want my own Harris hawk, and (c) look at my happy little […]

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Path Diverted

When I started this blog back in September, I said I wanted to walk the South West Coast Path before I turned 40, but of course, I really wanted more than that. I was seeking the usual clichés: balance, contentment, challenge, happiness. The sense of feeling myself again. It’s the familiar wish-list of the thirtysomething […]

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Appledore to Clovelly

Note: this walk took place in February and I am very late in writing it. Sorry. Have been massively busy *grovels*.  I’ve noticed that my SW Coast Path walks have become less of a leisure activity, and more of a gruelling contest against my own soul. I’m sure this wasn’t what I imagined when I dreamed […]

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There has been a hiatus. After November’s expensive one-day wallow (which not only cost me two nights’ stay in a hotel for a mere 14 miles, but also finally killed off my beloved ASBOs*), I have been somewhat reluctant to fork out for another fruitless trip. I watched the weather throughout December, but it didn’t […]

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